Two partners

Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation established to safeguard seafood supplies for the future. Our vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life – today, tomorrow and for generations to come. A sustainable seafood market is crucial to making this vision a reality.

We use our ecolabel and fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans. We want to transform the seafood market by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices and influencing the choices people make when buying seafood. We work with fisheries and businesses around the world to achieve this mission.

MSC works with scientists, fisheries, NGOs, seafood producers and the various representants from the seafood industry to establish standards for sustainability and supply chain traceability. To know more about the MSC please visit:

World Wide Fund

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more tan 100 countries. WWF’s misión is to top the degradations of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

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Independent auditors and consultants

The Project Medfish stages 1 and 2 were carried out by independent accredited certification bodies: SAI Global and Control Union Pesca in France and Acoura Marine in Spain. They were supported by local experts.

Stages 3 and 4 were carried out by WWF and MSC in Spain and by SAI Global and Poseidon in France.

The MSC and WWF act as coordinators and provide on-the-ground support for fisheries all along the project.

Two advisory groups

One multi-stakeholder Advisory Group has been constituted in each country. They are made up of key organizations from within the sector to feed into the work of Project Medfish. The Advisory Groups represent diverse experiences, geographies and interests in relation to the French and Spanish industry.